Consultation extended on appropriation of land at Penny Pie Park

Barnsley Council is extending the amount of time that residents have to comment on the appropriation of Penny Pie Park, following some information being missing from the public notice.

Due to an administration error, the council did not include the powers under which it plans to appropriate the land – the Local Government Act 1972 – section 122 (1), (2a ) Appropriation of Public Local Space.

Therefore, the consultation date deadline has been moved to Monday, 8 April.

The appropriation process is a standard procedure, separate to the planning process that the council has to carry out. There is a legal requirement under the Local Government Act 1972 to issue a public notice and to consider any representations or objections.

Anyone wanting to make an objection to the proposed appropriation should do so in writing to A.C Frosdick LLB, Dip LG, Solicitor BMBC Legal Services, PO Box 600, Barnsley S70 9EZ by quoting reference CR/HT/401/01) by no later than Monday, 8 April, giving full reasons for the objection to the appropriation.

People are also able to submit their objections via email:

A copy of the plan showing the area in question may be inspected free of charge during normal office hours at Central Library, Wellington House, 36 Wellington Street, Barnsley, S70 1WA. (Plan reference: HD 7122127-PH01). 

It can also be viewed at

All objection responses will be analysed and a report presented to Barnsley Council’s Cabinet in May, for a decision to be made on the appropriation.

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